DECLUTTER & DESIGN TIPS
1 In a shared living space, separate the kids from the adults by zoning off areas with clever placement of furniture, décor, storage features, rugs or a partition wall. The parents get a “grown-up space” and the littlies have their safe space with everything they need for playtime or school work.
Kids learn good habits early, so make sure their toy storage area is accessible to them – at their height and easy and safe to open or close so they can put away their playthings.
3 Reading is an important part of a child’s routine. Create a visible library space where they can see easily see and access their books. Here, we’ve displayed a selection of books on a narrow shelving system near a storage cabinet that doubles as a bench.
Parents who work in a living area near their kids need a system for their “mobile office”. A designated cupboard or set of shelves with boxes, baskets or trays that can be easily taken out and put back works well and keeps work away from little hands.